Azer Bestavros
Professor
Department of Computer Science
College of Arts & Sciences
Boston University
 

Office: 111 Cummington Street, MCS-276, Boston, MA 02215
Tel: 617.353.9726 / Fax: 617.353.6457 / Email: best @bu.edu

 

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[CS109] [CS350] [CS697] [DWE]

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Comprehensive List of Publications

The following is a comprehensive list of all publications, with anchors to electronic copies thereof, whenever available. Please note that in many instances, the same work may appear in multiple venues. In particular, most technical reports are longer/earlier versions of papers published in conference proceedings or journals. If you are looking for a specific publication or citation, you may want to try the publication database search page

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ARTICLES IN JOURNALS AND PERIODICALS


ARTICLES IN REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS


BOOKS AND MONOGRAPHS


CHAPTERS IN BOOKS AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

  • Azer Bestavros, Assaf Kfoury, and Andrei Lapets. Seamless composition and integration -- A perspective on formal methods research. In A. Bestavros and A. Kfoury, editors, Practical and Lightweight Formal Methods for the Design, Modeling and Analysis of Software Systems (Special Issue of Mathematical Structures in Computer Science), chapter Postlude. Cambridge University Press, 2013.
  • Azer Bestavros and Michael Ocean. Virtualization And Programming Support For Video Sensor Networks With Application To Wireless And Physical Security. In B. Bhanu, C. Ravishankar, A. Roy-Chowdhury, D. Terzopoulos, and H. Aghajan, editors, Distributed Video Sensor Networks, chapter 12, pages 179-192. Springer, 2010.
  • Christine Bassem and Azer Bestavros. CSR: Constrained Selfish Routing in Ad-Hoc Networks. In Benyuan Liu, Azer Bestavros, Ding-Zhu Du, and Jie Wang, editors, Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications, chapter 19. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, 2009.
  • Azer Bestavros and Michael Ocean. Programming and Virtualization of Distributed Multitasking Sensor Networks. In Insup Lee, Joseph Leung, and Sang Son, editors, Handbook of Real-Time and Embedded Systems, chapter 23. CRC Press, 2007.
  • Shudong Jin and Azer Bestavros. Generating Internet Streaming Media Objects and Workloads. In Xueyan Tang, Jianliang Xu, and Samuel T. Chanson, editors, Web Content Delivery. Springer, 2005.
  • Mark E. Crovella, Murad S. Taqqu, and Azer Bestavros. Heavy-Tailed Probability Distributions in the World Wide Web. In A Practical Guide To Heavy Tails, chapter 1, pages 3-26. Chapman & Hall, New York, 1998.
  • Sanjoy Baruah and Azer Bestavros. Real-Time Mutable Broadcast Disks. In Azer Bestavros and Victor Fay-Wolfe, editors, Real-Time Database and Information Systems: Research Advances, chapter 1, pages 3-22. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, Massachusetts, 1997.
  • Azer Bestavros and Sue Nagy. Admission Control and Overload Management for Real-Time Databases. In Azer Bestavros, Kwei-Jay Lin, and Sang Son, editors, Real-Time Database Systems: Issues and Applications, chapter 12, pages 193-212. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, Massachusetts, 1997.
  • Azer Bestavros and Sue Nagy. Concurrency Admission Control in ACCORD. In Azer Bestavros and Victor Fay-Wolfe, editors, Real-Time Database and Information Systems: Research Advances, chapter 15, pages 261-286. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, Massachusetts, 1997.
  • Azer Bestavros, Kwei-Jay Lin, and Sang Son. Advances in Real-Time Database Systems Research. In Azer Bestavros, Kwei-Jay Lin, and Sang Son, editors, Real-Time Database Systems: Issues and Applications, chapter 1, pages 1-15. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, Massachusetts, 1997.
  • Azer Bestavros. An Adaptive Information Dispersal Algorithm for Time-critical Reliable Communication. In Ivan Frisch, Manu Malek, and Shivendra Panwar, editors, Network Management and Control, Volume II, chapter 6, pages 423-438. Plenum Publishing Corporation, New York, New York, 1994.
  • Azer Bestavros. Speculative Algorithms For Concurrency Control in Responsive Databases. In Miroslaw Malek, editor, Responsive Computer Systems: Steps toward fault-tolerant Real-Time systems, chapter 8, pages 143-166. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, Massachusetts, 1994.

TUTORIALS AND PANELS

  • Azer Bestavros. Big Data as a Driver of Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation. BU Green House Workshop on Big Data, February 2013.
  • Azer Bestavros. Society and Technology: Internet Tussles. Guest Lecture in BU/CAS-SOC277: Technology, Society, and Public Policy, February 2013.
  • Azer Bestavros. Modeling and Analysis of Web and Social Network Graphs. Guest Lecture in the BU ARTEMIS Program, August 2012.
  • Azer Bestavros. Tussles in Cyberspace. Guest Lecture in BU/CAS-SOC277: Technology, Society, and Public Policy, February 2012.
  • Azer Bestavros. Graphs as Web and Social Network Models. Guest Lecture in the BU ARTEMIS Program, August 2011.
  • Azer Bestavros. Mobility Coordination for Improved Ad-Hoc Routing and Field Coverage. Plenary Talk at the INFORMS Northeastern Regional Conference, May 2011.
  • Azer Bestavros. Tussles in Cyberspace. Guest Lecture in BU/CAS-SOC277: Technology, Society, and Public Policy, February 2010.
  • Azer Bestavros. Cyber-Terrorism/Warfare -- The Emergent Threat: Strategies for Survival. BU Discoveries Series Panel on Cyber Warfare, November 2009.
  • Azer Bestavros. snBench: Virtualization and Programming Support for Video Sensor Networks. Plenary talk at the ONR/ARO/NSF Interdisciplinary Workshop on Distributed Video Sensor Networks, May 2009.
  • Azer Bestavros. Programming Support for Embedded Sensor Networks. Plenary talk at the Workshop On High Confidence Medical Devices, Software, and Systems (HCMDSS) and Medical Device Plug-and-Play (MD PnP) Interoperability, July 2007.
  • Azer Bestavros. Compositional Development and Verification of Distributed Embedded Systems. Plenary talk at the Workshop on Aviation Software Systems, June 2006.
  • Azer Bestavros. Deconstructing the Current Models of CS publications. Plenary Talk at CRA 2006 Snowbird Conference, June 2006.
  • Azer Bestavros. Caching Architectures for Scalable Streaming Media Delivery. Plenary Talk at ACM Workshop on Caching, Coherence, and Consistency, Columbia University, NY, June 2002.
  • Azer Bestavros and Mark Crovella. Tutorial on Performance Characteristics of WWW Information Systems. ACM Sigmetrics'98: Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems, Wisconsin, June 1998.
  • Azer Bestavros. On the Platform for Privacy Preferences Standard. Panelist at the Inaugural Meeting of the World-Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Working Group on P3 Internet Architecture, MIT, Cambridge, MA, June 1997.
  • Azer Bestavros. Real-Time Database Technology and the Internet. Panelist at the 1997 International Workshop on Real-Time Databases, Burlington, Vermont, September 1997.
  • Azer Bestavros and Mark Crovella. Tutorial on Performance Characteristics of WWW Information Systems. ACM Sigmetrics'97: Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems, Seattle, WA, June 1997.
  • Azer Bestavros and Stanley Sclaroff. Research Infrastructure for Parallel and Distributed Systems at Boston University: Real-Time, Multimedia, and High-Performance Networking and Computing. Invited presentation at NSF Infrastructure'97: A Workshop for the Principal Investigators of NSF/CISE Infrastructure Awards, Lexington, Kentucky, May 1997.
  • Azer Bestavros. Concepts of Real-Time Computing and Communications. Mariner Tutorial Series, November 9 1996.
  • Azer Bestavros. Tutorial on Middleware Services for the World Wide Web. IEEE Engineering Solutions Conference, Boston, MA, September 11 1996.
  • Azer Bestavros. Introducing computer science to non-concentrators. SUNY/NSF Curricula and Pedagogy for Introductory Computer Science: An Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement Workshop, Geneseo, NY, June 12 1995.
  • Azer Bestavros. Parallel Computing: Models, Languages, and Architectures. Wellesley/NSF Forum for Parallel Curricula, March 1995.

TECHNICAL REPORTS


PUBLICATIONS IN OTHER VENUES

  • Evimaria Terzi, Azer Bestavros, Dora Erdos, and Vatche Ishakian. Towards Generalized Centrality Measures with Applications to Information Networks. NSF Workshop on Social Networking and Mobility in the Cloud, February 2012.
  • Benyuan Liu, Azer Bestavros, Ding-Zhu Du, and Jie Wang. Editorial on Research Advances in Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications. EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, August 2010.
  • Rick Schantz, Jake Beal, Joe Loyall, Partha Pal, Kurt Rohloff, and Azer Bestavros. Research Challenges in Information Systems for the Next Generation Electric Grid. NITRD Workshop on New Research Directions for Future Cyber-Physical Energy Systems, June 2009.
  • Azer Bestavros. Workshop on the instrumentation needs of cise research (presentation of final recommendations), 2008. Presented at CRA Snowbird'08 COnference and available from url http://archive.cra.org/Activities/snowbird/2008/slides/bestavros.instrumentation.pdf.
  • Azer Bestavros. If GENI is a Programmable Architecture then What (Real-Time) Instruction Set Architecture should GENI have?. Position Statement at NSF Workshop on Real-Time GENI, February 2006.
  • Azer Bestavros. Towards Safe and Scalable Compositional Analysis and Programming. Position Statement at NSF Workshop on High-Confidence Software Systems, October 2006.
  • Azer Bestavros. Towards Trusted Adaptation Dynamics in Computing Systems and Networks. Position Statement at NSF Workshop on Next Generation Secure Internet, July 2005.
  • Mina Guirguis, Azer Bestavros, and Ibrahim Matta. Adaptation = Vulnerability: Under RoQ Attacks. In ACM SIGCOMM 2004 (Poster Session), Portland, Oregon, August 2004.
  • Kanishka Gupta, Azer Bestavros, and Ibrahim Matta. Context-aware Real-time Scheduling. In RTAS 2004: IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (WIP Session), Toronto, Canada, May 2004.
  • Mina Guirguis, Azer Bestavros, and Ibrahim Matta. XQM: eXogenous-loss aware Queue Management. In IEEE ICNP 2003 (Poster Session), Atlanta, Georgia, November 2003.
  • Shudong Jin and Azer Bestavros. An Empirical Study of Inherent Routing Bias in Variable-degree networks. Unpublished manuscript, January 2003.
  • Azer Bestavros, John Byers, Mark Crovella, Paul Barford, Ibrahim Matta, and Michael Mitzenmacher. BU/NSF Workshop on Internet Measurement Instrumentation and Characterization. NSF Workshop Report (Also available as Boston University Technical Report BUCS-TR-1999-019), December 1999.
  • Azer Bestavros, Ann Cavoukian, Lorrie Faith Cranor, Josef Dietl, Daniel Jaye, Marit Kohntopp, Tara Lemmey, Steven Lucas, Massimo Marchiori, Dave Marvit, Maclen Marvit, Yossi Matias, James S. Miller, Deirdre Mulligan, Joseph Reagle, Drummond Reed, and Lawrence C. Stewart. P3P Guiding Principles . W3C Technical Note (P3P10-19980721), July 1998.
  • Azer Bestavros. CLEOPATRA -- A Programming Environment for Embedded Time-critical Systems. Final Report for Research Initiation Award CCR-9308344, The National Science Foundation, CISE, Washington DC, January 1997.
  • Azer Bestavros. Real-time Computer Monitoring & Control Methodologies to Aid in the Study of Protein Interactions for Biosensor Applications. Final Report for Grant: DAAH04-94-G-0095, The US Army Research Office, In collaboration with ARO Natick Labs, January 1997.
  • Azer Bestavros. Advances in Real-Time Database Systems Research. ACM SIGMOD Record, 25(1):3-8, March 1996. (Research Topic Review).
  • Azer Bestavros, Kwei-Jay Lin, and Sang Son. Real-Time Databases: Issues and Applications. ACM SIGMOD Record, 25(3), September 1996. (Workshop Review).
  • Azer Bestavros. Information Dissemination and Speculative Service: Two Candidate Functionalities for the Middleware Infrastructure. A Position Statement in SIGCOMM'95: Workshop on Middleware, Cambridge, MA, August 1995.
  • Azer Bestavros. Models, Languages, and Architectures of Parallel Computers. An Invited Presentation to the BU/NSF High Performance Computing Workshop for Educators, June 1995.
  • Azer Bestavros, Roscoe Giles, Abdelsalam Heddaya, Steve Homer, and Claudio Rebbi. The Boston University Parallel Curriculum. Proceedings of the First Wellesley Forum on Parallel Computing Curricula, March 1995.
  • Azer Bestavros. Parallel Computing: From Architectures to Programming Languages. An Invited Presentation to the BU/NSF High Performance Computing Workshop for Educators, May 1994.
  • Azer Bestavros, Richard Gerber, and Steve Masticola. Language, Compiler, and Tool Support for Real-Time Systems. ACM SIGPLAN Notices, December 1994. (Workshop Review).
  • Azer Bestavros. Speculative Concurrency Control: On Being Neither Optimistic Nor Pessimistic. A Position Statement in IEEE RTOSS'92: Panel on Real-Time Databases, June 1992.
  • Azer Bestavros. A New Environment for Developing Real-Time Embedded Systems. Internal Report, Department of Computer Science, Harvard University, April 1989.
  • Azer Bestavros. SETH: A VLSI Chip for the Dispersal and Retrieval of Information for Security and Fault-Tolerance. In the Massachusetts Microelectronic Center (M2C) newsletter, March 1989.
  • Azer Bestavros. The Michael-Merlin Connection: Programming tools for the remote control of the American Cimflex robot. Robotics Laboratory, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, September 1988.
  • Azer Bestavros. Depth Estimation in a System with a Mobile Camera. Internal Report, Department of Computer Science, Harvard University, December 1987.
  • Azer Bestavros. On automatic programming. Internal Report, Department of Computer Science, Harvard University, December 1987.
  • Azer Bestavros. Very High Level programming Languages. Internal Report, Department of Computer Science, Harvard University, December 1987.
  • Azer Bestavros and Ahmed Belal. MasterMind: A Game of Diagnostic Strategies. Bulletin of the Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, December 1986.

PATENTS AND DISCLOSURES

  • Mark Reynolds, Azer Bestavros, and Assaf Kfoury. Software Inspection System. Patent Application Number US 13780448, filed by Boston University on February 28, 2013. Technology is basis of a BU startup incubated at the Hariri Institute for Computing., 2013.
  • Mark Reynolds, Azer Bestavros, and Assaf Kfoury. Software Inspection System and Certification: Innovative Cloud-Based Malware Detection. Invention Disclosure and Provisional Patent Application Filed by BU, 2012.
  • Vijay Basani, Krishna Mangiapudi, Lynne Murach, Leroy Karge, Vitaly Revsin, Azer Bestavros, Mark Crovella, and Domenic LaRosa. Method and apparatus for election of group leaders in a distributed network. United States Patent Number US 7,451,221, issued November 11, 2008 (Priority Date: March 3, 2005). Technology is licensed to Network Appliance Inc., 2008.
  • Vijay Basani, Krishna Mangiapudi, Lynne Murach, Leroy Karge, Vitaly Revsin, Azer Bestavros, Mark Crovella, and Domenic LaRosa. System for creating and distributing prioritized list of computer nodes selected as participants in a distributed job. United States Patent Number US 7,346,682, issued March 18, 2008 (Priority Date: April 20, 2004). Technology is licensed to Network Appliance Inc., 2008.
  • Vijay Basani, Krishna Mangiapudi, Lynne Murach, Leroy Karge, Vitaly Revsin, Azer Bestavros, Mark Crovella, and Domenic LaRosa. Method and apparatus for election of group leaders in a distributed network. United States Patent Number US 6,993,587, issued on January 31, 2006 (Priority Date: April 7, 2000). Technology is licensed to Network Appliance Inc., 2006.
  • Azer Bestavros and Ibrahim Matta. Providing Soft Bandwidth Guarantees Using Elastic TCP-Based Tunnels. Patent Application Number US 20050259689, filed by Boston University on April 1, 2005. Technology is licensed to SUTI Inc., 2005.
  • Vijay Basani, Krishna Mangiapudi, Lynne Murach, Leroy Karge, Vitaly Revsin, Azer Bestavros, Mark Crovella, and Domenic LaRosa. Method and apparatus for reliable and scalable distribution of data files in distributed networks. United States Patent Number US 6,718,361, issued on April 6, 2004 (Priority Date: April 7, 2000). Technology is licensed to Network Appliance Inc., 2004.
  • Vijay Basani, Krishna Mangiapudi, Lynne Murach, Leroy Karge, Vitaly Revsin, Azer Bestavros, Mark Crovella, and Domenic LaRosa. Method and apparatus for scalable distribution of information in a distributed network. United States Patent Number US 6,748,447, issued on June 8, 2004 (Priority Date: April 7, 2000). Technology is licensed to Network Appliance Inc., 2004.
  • Azer Bestavros and Mark Crovella. Distributed Routing. United States Patent Number US 6,370,584, issued on April 9, 2002 (Priority Date: September 1, 1998). Technology is licensed to Commonwealth Network Technologies, Inc. (now part of Network Appliance Inc.), 2002.
  • Azer Bestavros. DNS-based client profiling and characterization on the Internet. Invention Disclosure and Provisional Patent Application Filed by BU, 2000.
  • Azer Bestavros. Split Caching and its Application to Caching Multimedia Content on the Web. Invention Disclosure and Provisional Patent Application Filed by BU, 2000.
  • Azer Bestavros and Alia Atlas. Statistical Rate Monotonic Scheduling. Invention Disclosure and Provisional Patent Application Filed by BU. Technology is licensed to Tripacific Software, Inc., 1999.

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Created on: 1994.03.12
Updated on: 2014.03.02